In the East Midlands, Lincoln is a city that’s known for the magnificent medieval Lincoln Cathedral as well as its university. It’s also got much to offer visitors seeking to explore whilst on a spa day or break.
Lincoln is an essay in historic intrigue. Its famous cobbled hill, appropriately named Steep Hill is superbly popular - peppered with independent shops, tea rooms and pubs to explore. The 17th century Wren Library in the cathedral is a real treat for book lovers, containing numerous early printed books. One of only three libraries designed by the famous architect, it was described by a historian as “the most beautiful room in England” - which should be enough to earn it a visit.
Lincoln Castle is a treat for visitors of all ages. This imposing symbol of power and punishment houses a Victorian prison and an original 1215 Magna Carta amongst other treasures and tales just waiting to be told.
For those wishing to explore a different side of the region, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life reflects on the region’s culture and development from 1750, and for a change of pace head to the Usher Gallery where art lovers will find works by Turner and Lowry.
The city is particularly charming as part of a spa break in the area. Close by you can retreat to the peace and tranquility of the ultra modern QHotels – Belton Woods, which is complete with a Championship golf course as well as a purpose-built spa. Alternatively, the Grange Spa is an adult-only day spa for head-to-toe wellness.